My 19month old grand daughter has no interest in any kind of food.She was never really a great eater. She is not interest even in junk food, doctor says take her off bottle but she doesn't even care if she has one. She can go for days just on a little bit of yogurt. now her bowel movements are less and harder. Her stomach seems to be hard and now she just seems to catch everything that is going around. She is very happy and active.And sleeps well. could there be a medical reason why she will not eat. Doctor says she is in the 75% body range for her age. Just worried about our little one.
Her weight is on the 25th percentile for her age which is normal. It is frustrating when children are more interested in their world around them instead of eating. Suggest giving her a daily children chewable multi-vitamin due to her eating habits. Recommend using Pediasure or milkshakes (ice cream and milk blended) in place of milk at all meals and snacks, including her bottle to help her grow. Suggest giving her bottles and drinks at the end of her meals so hopefully she will eat food first. The most important thing is to relax at meals. It becomes the battle of the wits between the child and the parents. Forcing a child to eat will not work. Let her eat what she wants. It is ok if she does not want certain foods. Slowly introduce new foods, and if she does not want it, do not make a fuss over it. Try again in a few weeks. Sometimes it takes 5-9 times to introduce a food to a child that they will accept, however, if they do not want it, let it go. Hoped that helped you.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.